Yesterday, the White House released a list of 28 people that President Obama has appointed to the Commission on White House Fellowships. Among the group selected by the President is NBC’s Tom Brokaw.

From the release:

The White House Fellowship is America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service, providing young individuals with experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors and complete service activities throughout the year. Alumni of this non-partisan program include former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

I’ve always considered it strange for active journalists to be appointed to positions that align them with government agencies, political parties or politicians. This may be an exception to the case but does anyone else find it “too close for comfort?” Weigh in.

The full WH release after the jump.

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